*Update: 8/22/2013: Kindermusik main studios have been converted to Kindermusik Cares Centers and will be accepting relief goods at their Cubao and the Fort locations. Please click here and then scroll down for additional details.
The call for help has gone out again and here’s a small compilation of ways to reach out and help those affected by Maring.
There is a lot we can do to help. We can donate goods, volunteer our time, spread positive information and to pledge money. Also, if you’re on twitter or IG, help repost tips and information to your friends and followers. Pinoys have always risen above these tragedies (let’s hope we rise above the Pork Barrel scam too) and so I hope this list helps out.
Here’s a few things to be mindful of when donating goods to our fellow kababayans:
- Donate wearable clothes
- Donate NEW underwear (ROCKEd Philippines would usually have clean undies drive during storms, I have yet to see an announcement from them though)
- Donate sanitary pads
- Donate slippers
Last but not least, donating formula milk is a big NO NO. Here’s why:
“Distributing any type of milk powder to the general public is not a good idea. Why? Because mothers will use this as infant formula, which is bad because 1) it isn’t suited for consumption by children younger than 1 and 2) it again exposes the infant to illness from contaminated water.”
The full post from Dr. Zeka Tatad-To is here: http://drzeka.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/protecting-babies-during-emergencies-how-the-public-can-help/
So, let’s get our knuckles cracking and start helping! Here’s the list starting with Mommy Mundo’s foundating, Momshare:
Momshare will be accepting donations at the Mommy Mundo office starting August 22 until August 24. Address is the 2F Fun Ranch, Ortigas Ave., Pasig beside Tiendesitas. We will be accepting food items (canned goods, biscuits, instant noodles), bottled water, clothing for adults, kids and babies, slippers and footwear, blankets, and toiletries. Cash pledges will also be accepted. Acceptance of donations will end by August 24, Saturday 6pm as distribution will be made to the residents along the Tullahan river and Cavite areas by Sunday onwards. For any inquiries, please text 09189300313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Moms For Moms:
From LBC and they will accept donations WORLDWIDE!
From Victory Makati
Schools have also opened their campuses. Here’s Claret‘s announcement:
Rappler’s infographic is a great guide when you want to help out in the #reliefph efforts on your own
You may also refer to their mega list of relief centers nationwide: http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/33-editors-pick-moveph/36764-reliefph-help-storm-maring-victims
Update 8/22/2013: Kindermusik Locations at Cubao and the Fort will also be accepting relief goods.